Playboy recognizes Ice Plant as one of ‘Bars We Love’



St. Augustine’s Ice Plant Bar, which has drawn great fanfare since its opening, recently appeared on another list of top restaurants/bars.

The latest honor comes from Playboy, which features the Ice Plant as its latest addition to the “Bars We Love” series. The story was published to the Playboy website on March 4.

The media outlet, which recently eschewed its nude pictorials, said of the Ice Plant: “But saloons such as the Ice Plant Bar in St. Augustine, Florida, are proving that if you embrace and celebrate your area’s history, you can become a stop that’s just as essential as the local fort.”

The Ice plant opened in 2013 after a lengthy rehabilitation of the 1927 building on Riberia Street. Sharing the building is the St. Augustine Distillery, which opened two years ago.